Alan Schwartz is a Sterling Professor at Yale University. His appointments are in the Yale Law School and the Yale School of Management. Professor Schwartz’s academic specialties include corporate finance and corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, bankruptcy, contracts and commercial transactions. He has published numerous articles and books in these fields. He has been identified, by the Institute of Scientific Information, as being in the top one half of one percent of social scientists worldwide in total citations, and by HeinOnline as one of the fifty most cited law professors of all time. Professor Schwartz has been President of the American Law and Economics Association and Editor of The Journal of Law, Economics and Organization. He is currently a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Profoessor Schwartz also is a Director of Cliffs Natural Resources Co. and Furniture Brands International, both of which are traded on the New York Stock Exchange. Professor Schwartz consults as an expert in corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, bankruptcy, contracts and commercial law.